Kester J. Nedd, DO

Dr. Nedd is a Board-Certified Neurologist, with subspecialty training in Neurological Rehabilitation and Neuro-trauma. He currently serves as the Managing Partner of Design Neuroscience Center, a comprehensive brain injury center involved in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders. For 25 years, Dr. Nedd served as the Medical Director of Neurological Rehabilitation and Medical Neuro-trauma at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. He was also an Associate Professor of Neurology and served as Medical Director of the Sports Concussion Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine until May of 2020.

Dr. Nedd completed his medical training at the Kansas City University of Bioscience and Medicine. He received his postgraduate Neurology and Neurological Rehabilitation training at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Health System.

As one of the top specialists in treating concussion and TBI, Dr. Kester Nedd’s approach is transformative. He developed the Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment (BHET) method, which emphasizes a multidimensional over linear approach. The BHET method considers the hierarchical organization of the brain and how this order is impacted by injury and the recovery process.

Kester J Nedd, DO

Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury from Head to Tail: A Silent Epidemic

Concussion: Traumatic Brain Injury from Head to Tail: A Silent Epidemic

Each year, over 50 million people suffer a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that is often not properly diagnosed or treated. The world has recently awakened to the reality of this condition and the significant disruption that it causes in our society.

Clinicians and patients can no longer wait for answers to fundamental questions regarding how to properly evaluate and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

In Concussion, distinguished neurologist Dr. Kester Nedd, introduces the Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment (BHET) method, a new way of diagnosing and treating individuals. The BHET method highlights how order in the brain is impacted by injury and how the brain reacts during the recovery process. Through real patient stories, Dr. Nedd illustrates the life changing effects this condition has on our well-being and our ability to function in everyday life, while also offering solutions to the many questions that remain unresolved. This transformative work demonstrates how the brain as a highly organized structure is the most important processor in the universe, one that defines who we are and what others perceive us to be. Yet, as highly organized as it is, the human brain can be damaged or destroyed by external forces in an instant.